Deep Space Nineon July 23, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Lynn and I have just started watching Deep Space Nine and we swear that 50% of the problems can be solved by using the friggin’ transporter. For the other 50%, use phasers.
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I didn’t pay much attention to DS9, but if I remember correctly, the transporter wasn’t operational until sometime in season 2, and then it like, didn’t work half the time or something. Maybe I should actually try to watch it again.
But yeah, they miss a lot of much easier solutions. And the show kinda ruined Worf. I mean, it’s like he’s a totally different character.
Lynn and I are on like episode 20 and they’ve beamed people all over the place…
Huh. Guess I need to go refresh myself on DS9, then.
The first half of season one is really lazily written… It’s getting better. There are some really good episodes near the end of S1.
Seriously, my tactic would be knock down some shields and transport my photon missiles inside the enemy ship. Evasive maneuvers wont save your butt when the missile is in it. Either that or start transporting the annoying crew members on to ships of people you hate. immediately surrender should be expected.
The Ferengi would be first, and Odo right after to complain about them.
Odo and Quark are my favourite characters so far.
Do not disrespect the O’Brian!!!! But seriously, most problems could be solved that way…unfortunately a power overload at junction T-37 caused a short at the power buffer relays on Deck 26. Which in turn have affected the transporters pattern buffer. We can fix it if we reroute power through the secondary power transducer on sublevel 3 and set up a containment field around the plasma relay to keep the power from causing a kinetic breakdown of the field coils.
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True story, Lynn and I met Avery Brooks. He is one smooth badass mother effer.
Let’s just say O’Brian wasn’t the highlight of the Star Trek franchise. Then again, neither was DS9. Although it was better than Voyager.
The biggest problem that I have with O’Brian was that he was extremely traditional… but even at that, the rest of the characters don’t bother to really mock him, even though he’s the odd one out (and he’s very aware of it), so I suppose even that’s a huge step forward.
He does seem to be a bit of a tard, especially in his relationship, though. Cultural-ish arguments with a “wife” in a universe where neither is common? So very strange. His parents must’ve lived under a rock.
He and Keiko had the stupidist arguments all the time. Seriously, Miles. SHE’S TOO GOOD FOR YOU!
At least they made an adorable kid.
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I actually started watching all of the Star Trek series via netflix about a year ago after seeing the reviews at redlettermedia.com and I’ve found them quite addictive. I’ve particularly enjoyed Star Trek: Voyager, actually (everything to do with the borg makes me cringe, but other than that, its been pretty solid).
The problem with Star Trek is that for every advancement that is made, they make their jobs harder for themselves. Transporters are a great example: they basically have to come up with ways for technology to not work so that they can actually have conflicts.
Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I swear with the amount of problems the future has why does anybody want to go into space?
Not much of a Trekkie but other half can be solved by throwing Redshirts (figuratively and literally) at an issue to fix it, right?
that’ll work for the most part.
Yes!!! I have been rewatching DS9 lately and sometimes I wanna shake Miles for not using the transporter as often as he should.
Really that should be the first thing that pops into your head, USE THE DANGED TRANSPORTERS!
My favorite Star Trek gets the ARG treatment!
Have you ever seen the ST Nitpickers guides? Points out, among other things, every such plot hole! Quite amusing!
In Next Generation, the transporters were either broken/shut off by the problem or the cause of the problem in the first place. Like when Picard gets stuck on the Enterprise during the radiation sweep, all the systems are shut down so he can’t just beam off. Or in the episode with the aliens who speak using myths and legends the transporters are blocked.
I’ve never seen Deep Space Nine though. I’ve heard that it’s the worst of the series though.
Nah, it’s just not the most EXCITING of the series. If you like the spiritual twist, or the episodes featuring Avery Brooks commenting on inequality in modern society, it’s actually really good in places.
The one where Sisko gets thrown out of time and Jake tries to save him for like 90 years, (the episode where he started writing Anslem) I can’t recall the episode name but it’s considered by many to be the best Trek episode ever made.
I recall reading a post by one of the production team, and they said DS9 was envisioned as a love story, not of romance but of the close relationship between a father and son.
I am WAY too young to understand any of this, sooo, imma gonna derp around instead…YAY
You are now aware that when Miles says “Keiko” it sounds like “Cake-hole”
Good ol’ “Cake-hole” O’Brien.
Speaking of stupid: There were a handful of ‘man overboard’ scenes amongst the episodes of Trek, not including TOS. Why the heck were there not vacuum sensors in their commbadges, or ship sensors that detect when a crewman is outside the hull unexpectedly. Instant, life preserving transport to safety. -.-
Sure it might malfunction, but it’s a lot better than “Hey, Ensign Kim just got blown (not sucked) into space. Too bad, he sucked anyway.”
Rage!!! No make fun of DS9! grrr.
But you’re right.. though the real percentage are:
30% solved by transporter
30% by phasers
25% by Odo shape-shifting
14% by Sisko stroking his beard
0.9% by Rom making up techno-babble
0.1% by Quark acting nice.
This is freaking true. O’Brien worked FREAKING MIRACLES on the Enterprise. Warp-beaming, getting people out of impossible places crap and he totally forgets how to use the transporter in DS9.